skmikeg (1740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark reddish brown with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of dark fruits, dark bready malts, belgian yeast, cherries, plums, brown sugar, light booze has it warms,and some fruity ethers. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium-full body with a creamyouthfeel and a semi warming, mostly sweet, long finish. Overall, a tasty, pretty complex belgian strong that would be even better on a cold winter night.
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Copper pour. Candy, metallic, cherry and plum. Sour and sweet with sweet spicy finish. Medium body. Nice
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft sample at Kane. Dark cola. Big classic dark belgian with raisin and plum throughout. Warm alcohol finish. I got a little buzz from just a sample. Smooth and rich.
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JerseyBrew (74) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Biggest problem with this beer is that they called it Belgian dark strong. This is in no way even close to the flavor or aroma of a belgian dark strong. None of his beer does. This is more like an over carbed northern English brown then anything else
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Underdogs88 (324) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty aroma with cherry notes and hop bitterness on the nose. Appearance is a deep Amber with a tan head with a below avg head. Flavor is a malty toasty blend with notes of chocolate. The finish is super dry. Bitterness is very high. Mouthfeel is full with medium carbonation. Overall, the beer is lacking the malt complexity and is way too bitter and dry for a Belgian dark strong. It also lacks enough Belgian character from the esters and phenolic compounds.
closey22 (1663) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dark brown with rimming tan head; aroma is rich and medicinal with notes of grain alcohol and chocolate; Flava is sweet with notes of molasses grain alcohol and roasted malt; feels medium chewy and silky kinda flat; finishes; finishes dry roasty
DrinkinWell (389) - - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5 oz. sample. Pours a dark clear brown with little head or lacing. Hints of dark fruit on the nose. Sweet malts, candied sugar. Nice dark ale.
Ed5388 (3205) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz sample at the brewery. Pours black with a small khaki colored head. Aroma of leather, dark malt, and sweet dark fruits. Taste is roasted malt, leather, dark fruit, and caramel. Solid
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Winberie’s. Amber with thick white head. Smell is malt, dark fruit. Taste is the same. Crisp and clean. Some hops but mostly caramel/candy sugar/sweetness coming through.
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours black. Nose and taste of cocoa, candi sugar, brown sugar, and malt. Belgian yeast. Medium body.